In Pictures: Crowds line streets to bid farewell to Dame Vera Lynn

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Hundreds of people lined the streets of an East Sussex village to pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

The Forces Sweetheart, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.

Mourners gathered in the village of Ditchling as her funeral cortege passed through.

Vera Lynn funeral
Vera Lynn funeral
Vera Lynn funeral
Vera Lynn funeral
Vera Lynn funeral
Vera Lynn funeral
Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones followed her funeral corteg
Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones followed her funeral corteg
A man salutes the funeral cortege
A man salutes the funeral cortege
Two spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial  performed a flypast
Two spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial performed a flypast
Members of the public crowded into the streets to pay their respects
Members of the public crowded into the streets to pay their respects
A painting on show in memory of the Forces Sweetheart
A painting on show in memory of the Forces Sweetheart
A display at the Nutmeg Cafe in Ditchling
A display at the Nutmeg Cafe in Ditchling
The coffin was then taken to the Brighton Crematorium for a private service
The coffin was then taken to the Brighton Crematorium for a private service